Aviation and Dentistry

Aviation and Dentistry

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Aviation and Dentistry

Aviation is important especially for professionals. Aviation requires high concentration and attention. Even the smallest details are considered to prevent any possible problems. Dental problems may cause serious problems. Pilots may have severe tooth ache called ‘aerodontalgia’ due to varying air pressure.  Air pressure affects gums and teeth and this causes pain. Another problem is cold air-related teeth and lip injuries in paratroopers. Lipstick and apparatus s protecting mouth

 and teeth are helpful. If you feel pain, you should consult your dentist immediately. Pressure-related tooth ache refers rotten tooth fillings, broken teeth, incomplete root canal treatment and teeth and gum abscess. Such pain may cause very dangerous problems.  So, divers should pay attention to the following;

What are dental pain caused by pressure in pilots?

  • Extracted tooth, temporarily filled teeth and incomplete root canal treatment cause severe pain and delayed wound healing.
  • Removable partial dentures should fit into the mouth and if it does not fit in, the denture should be done again.
  • Apparatus s protecting mouth and teeth cost a lot but it is very important in terms of flying safety.
  • Do not forget the dentist checks.
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